Today on the blog author Jenny Hale tells us about why her novel Love Me for Me is the perfect beach read.
Why is Love Me for Me the perfect beach read?
I have this secret spot. It’s a place where I go to clear my mind, where I can spend time with my family, where I can hear the lapping of the waves from the screened porch while I eat my dinner. My secret spot is so remote—located on the very edge of Virginia’s Northern Neck Peninsula—that it’s difficult to even get cell phone reception there. It’s a tiny village in Lancaster County, Virginia, called White Stone. When I’m there, I stay in a very small cottage that has a paddle fan on the porch, a kitchen that probably dates back to the 1950s, and an enormous grassy yard where my children can play. But what I love most about it, is that at the end of that yard, as far as I can see, is the water of the Chesapeake bay.
When we pull up at the cottage, my children immediately run all the way down to the water because it’s down there, that we have a private beach, a few Adirondack chairs, and hammock suspended between two pines. It is where we spend lazy days in the sunshine, watching the boats go by, playing games, and swimming. It is also the inspiration for Pop’s house in my novel, Love Me for Me.
Sometimes you find perfect where you least expect it…
Libby Potter has just lost the perfect job, the perfect apartment and the perfect boyfriend. Moving back to the same home town that she couldn’t wait to escape when she was younger was definitely not on her to-do list. Especially as it means running into the man whose heart she broke when she left.
Pete Bennett can still walk into a room and make Libby’s world stop with just the sound of his voice – even ten years on. Only now, she is the last person in the world that he wants to see.
As everyone else welcomes Libby home with open arms, she realizes she’s missed that special closeness that comes from lifelong friendship. And, as Libby tries to make amends with Pete, she begins to wonder whether she made the right choice in leaving all those years ago.
When an amazing career opportunity gives her the chance to leave again, Libby will have to decide what her version of perfect is… and where she really belongs.